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Giroud and Mbappe hungry for goals as France faces Denmark

Nov. 25, 2022 06:59 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Olivier Giroud will overtake Thierry Henry to become France's all-time leading scorer with 52 goals if he scores against Denmark at the World Cup on Saturday. If Kylian Mbappe finds the net he will move level with another France great. A victory against the Danes...

MLB tender deadline: Bellinger, Voit among 83 players cut

Nov. 19, 2022 01:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cody Bellinger, Brian Anderson and Luke Voit were among 83 players who became free agents Friday night when their former teams declined to offer them contracts for next season. Alex Reyes, Ryan Yarbrough and Jeimer Candelario also were cut loose ahead of baseball's...

Pirates sign 3B Miguel Andújar to 1-year deal for $1,525,000

Nov. 18, 2022 23:08 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Recently acquired third baseman Miguel Andújar and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a $1,525,000, one-year contract on Friday. Andújar, claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on Sept. 25, hit .250 with nine RBIs in nine games with the Pirates. His salary...

Twins acquire shortstop Kyle Farmer in trade with Reds

Nov. 18, 2022 22:22 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins acquired shortstop Kyle Farmer from Cincinnati on Friday night in a trade that sent minor league right-hander Casey Legumina to the Reds. Farmer gives the Twins middle infield flexibility regardless of whether they get a new deal done this...

Kiner-Falefa agrees to $6.1M deal with Yanks, Trivino $4.1M

Nov. 18, 2022 22:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa and the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a $6 million, one-year contract and reliever Lou Trivino got a $4.1 million deal, both avoiding salary arbitration. Kiner-Falefa got a $1.3 million raise under the deal, which was struck as the...

Cubs tender All-Star outfielder Happ contract for next year

Nov. 18, 2022 21:01 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs tendered All-Star outfielder Ian Happ a contract for next season, part of a flurry of moves on Friday. Happ made his first All-Star team last season, batting .271 with 17 homers and 72 RBIs, and won his first Gold Glove. The Cubs also...

Manfred sure Mets-Yanks collusion query will find no issue

Nov. 17, 2022 22:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into potentially improper communication between the New York Mets and Yankees regarding star free agent Aaron Judge and said he is confident the inquiry will find no issues. ...

Number of women working in the NFL steadily rising

Nov. 17, 2022 11:39 AM EST

From the owner’s suite to the front office to the sideline, the number of women in the NFL is steadily rising. And, they’re here to stay. Kalen Jackson was born into football, one of three daughters for Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay. She got her introduction to the sport...

Men’s tennis tour payouts up $37.5M to above $215M in 2023

Nov. 17, 2022 09:51 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Player compensation on the ATP Tour and the lower-level ATP Challenger Tour will rise to a record $217.9 million combined in 2023, thanks to a $37.5 million increase announced Thursday that is the largest single-season jump for the men’s tennis circuit. ...

Mariners make early offseason move landing Teoscar Hernández

Nov. 16, 2022 18:25 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Teoscar Hernández was tuned into the rumors on television and social media so he wasn't blindsided when the call came that he was moving on from Toronto. “I kind of like was waiting for something to happen, but it’s always a surprise for a player, I think,”...